programme of Conferences and workshops

Virtual Conference

10:30-12:40 The Blue economy in the EU Green Deal: financing the blue economic recovery

(Agenda soon)

Virtual Workshops

15:00-16:30 Workshop “Towards a pact for skills in the maritime industry

Short description

This session will present how skill requirements in the blue economy will likely change in the future as a result of emerging trends such as digitalisation, the rising demand for more sustainable practices and the adoption of new technologies.

Framing the session, the Pact for skills of the European Skills Agenda will be presented as a new engagement model to encompass efforts from Industry, public and private employers, social partners, education and training providers and employment agencies.

The session will also showcase the outcomes and proposals of complementary projects focusing key sectors such as shipbuilding, blue renewable energy, maritime transport, ports, fishing and processing. It will launch a debate on the needs for reskilling and upskilling activities to move in a timely way towards a more efficient and sustainable future.

(Agenda soon)

 

16:30-18:00 Round table “Knowledge transfer opportunities on macroalgae exploitation”

Short description

Integral alternative for macroalgae explotation in Galicia and Portugal – ALGALUP is a project that supports smart blue growth through cross-border cooperation. It aims at boosting research and innovation on macroalgae by strengthening links between research organisations and technological centres to share and improve knowledge on this resource and adapt it to the specific conditions in each area. Furthermore, the project will foster new initiatives for an efficient exploitation of macroalgae biomass.

Within this context, the ALGALUP consortium proposes a workshop aimed to gain a deeper understanding of some recent research results and to set up links that favour uptake of previous and upcoming research results. An experts’ panel will discuss on how to get the most of macroalgae exploitation.

(Agenda soon)

Virtual Workshops

10:00-11:30 Workshop Project IN4.0 – “IN4.0 Connect and international best practices”

Short description

Aim: The aim of this workshop is to explore and validate the achievements of the IN 4.0 project regarding the exchange of cross-sectoral best practices. Examining (1) the knowledge transfer to boost marketing strategies and (2) business innovation production processes in shipbuilding companies will be disseminated.

Tool provided: IN4.0 Connect Digital Platform. The IN 4.0 Connect platform seeks to match-make firms from the traditional Maritime Sector with digital IN 4.0 Technology specialists and help firms make business and research connections. The main objective is to promote cross-sector collaborations, connections and increase company synergies. Evidence-based case examples will be presented.

Intended outcome: Promoting collaborations on a global scale to enhance the competitiveness of the companies in the naval sector and improve the digitalisation of our industry sectors.

 (Agenda soon)

 

11:30-13:00 Final event of KETmaritime project: Transfer of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) to the Maritime Industries

Short description

After three years of the KETmaritime Project, where the main goal was to create and raise awareness about KETs and their real potential application in the maritime industry, it will be a pleasure to share with you the main outputs and our vision about KETs in the maritime sector beyond the project.

(Agenda soon)

 

Virtual Conference

15:00-17:00 Research alliances in Ibero-America and their relevance for the international governance of marine ecosystems. Present and future of the INVIPESCA network

Short description

The conference is aimed to foster communication and interactions between European and Ibero-American marine research. It will address the opportunities for this cooperation within the EU RTD funding programmes as well as the role of INVIPESCA network on the promotion of sustainable fisheries in Iberian-American region; the challenges and opportunities for achieving ocean sustainable development goal and the relevance of exchanging scientific knowledge as a basis for sustainable use of fisheries ecosystems.

(Agenda soon)

Virtual Workshops

15:00-17:00 WestMED Initiative – Priorities for next years

Short description

The Initiative for the Sustainable Development of the Blue Economy in WEST MED, accordingly to the Framework for Action that complements the Communication (COM (2017) 183 final) from the EC to other EU follows three main goals:

                – A safer and more secure maritime space;

                – A smart and resilient blue economy;

                – A better governance of the sea.

To support the implementation of the Initiative it was created an Assistance Mechanism composed by a Central Team (responsible by the global coordination) and 10 National hubs, one per country, that have the responsibility for the implementation of the Initiative in each country.

The webinar will present the main objectives of the Initiative for the next few years and it will be an opportunity to shar, some priorities and ideas on how to go forward to boost cooperation within the west area of Mediterranean. 

(Agenda soon)

Virtual Workshops

11-30-13:00 Demonstration of innovative technologies to the seafood industry under the Atlantic Area Project SAFER

Short description

Targeted for the seafood industry, this workshop will showcase the pilots implemented and tested during the Safer project on a limited number of companies, now ready to be extended and reach a wider target group of recipients.
The SAFER Project gathers 9 partners from 5 Atlantic Area Member States and aims to improve the innovation performance of the seafood sector, identified as high potential for the smart growth of the participant regions, by increasing technology adoption and transnational cooperation. Further information at http://saferatlantic.eu/

(Agenda soon)

 

15:00-16:30 Atlantic Smart Ports Blue Acceleration Network: start-up a Blue recovery

(Short description and Agenda soon)

 

16:30-18:00 Round table transborder cooperation

(Short description and Agenda soon)

Virtual Workshops

10:00-11:30 Workshop project EBB: Do not be a biopirate: the European Blue Biobank can help you use marine genetic resources legally

Short description

Workshop in the framework of the European project EBB – the European Blue Biobank. EBB is a European Marine Biological Resource Centre project (EMBRC-ERIC).

(Agenda soon)

 

15:00-16:30 Workshop projeto jUMP: Monitorização do ruído submarino em águas portuguesas 

(This session will be held only in Portuguese as it addresses the Portuguese Stakeholders)

Short Description

O evento tem por objetivo sensibilizar o público para a problemática do ruído subaquático e discutir os desafios envolvidos no cumprimento das diretrizes europeias.

(Agenda soon)

Virtual Conference

10:30-12:30 The implementation of the EU Green Deal throughout the marine dimension of Horizon Europe (title TBC)

Short description

The EU Green Deal is the new growth strategy adopted by the European Commission at the end of 2019. The plan outlines the investments needed and the financing tools available to achieve the climate neutrality objective for 2050. Due to its cross-cutting nature, it is expected to influence any other European strategies, in particular the research and innovation (R&I) policy and, therefore, the design of the annual work programmes of Horizon Europe, its main financing instrument.

Since Horizon Europe constitutes an essential tool for the promotion of R&I throughout the marine scope, the debate will focus on how both of them interweave and interact, mainly through the Cluster 6 “Food, Bioeconomy, Natural resources, Agriculture and Environment”. Within this context, the new European Partnership “A climate neutral, sustainable and productive Blue Economy” will be highlighted as a relevant tool for aligning national, regional and EU R&I priorities and bringing together science, industry, governance and society to deliver knowledge and solutions to make ocean businesses sustainable.

Agenda 

Keynote Speaker
Sigi Gruber, Head of the Healthy Oceans and Seas Unit, DG RTD, EC

Panel debate
(additional info coming soon)

Institutional closure